Tulika Books need no introduction – they are beautiful in every sense and touch meaningful topics. One of the most exciting feature of Tulika books is that they come in many languages – English, Indian languages and even bilingual! Most of these books are for 3-7 years, but it’s better to check the age appropriateness on individual books.
Very often we get queries regarding Indian language books as well as bilingual books and our members all recommend Tulika’s amazing books!
We’re sharing a list of Indian Language as well as Bilingual books by Tulika available on Amazon (linked by our kbc affiliate links). The bilingual books are English- Indian language books which makes reading easier for the kids as well as adults.
In our experience in our kbc facebook community, bilingual books have helped children & parents in two cases:
1) To introduce one’s mother tongue/father tongue to children who are used to reading English books. Bilingual books make perfect transition books to language books!
2) To introduce smallies who know only their mother tongue to English so when they join school they are somewhat familiar with the medium of instruction!
TULIKA BILINGUAL BOOKS ON AMAZON
TULIKA INDIAN LANGUAGES BOOKS ON AMAZON
Neelu’s Big Box/Neelu Ki Badi-si Peti (Bilingual: English/Hindi) .
Neelu’s Big Box – in all languages
Ammachi’s Glasses by Priya Kuriyan is a must must must have wordless book!
Ammama’s Sari another brilliant wordless book.
My Mother’s Sari
Where is Amma?
Lion Goes for a Haircut
Mannu and the Jamun Thief
Minu and Her Hair (available in other languages too)
Pooni at the Taj Mahal – Achu highly recommends this as her 4yo enjoys it too.
Noon Chai and a Story
A Saree for Ammi
Ju’s Story recommended by author Mandira Shah
God’s Little Ant
A Silly Story of Bondapalli
Zakir And His Tabla: Dha Dhin Na
A Home of Our Own by Megha Aggarwal
Ismat’s Eid 4-14 yrs (as per publisher)
Where is Gola’s home? Kanika Sharma recommends this. “It’s a good way to introduce various habitats to the kids! It’s a story about gola the yak who is trying to discover his home with the help of his friend the eagle.”
TARGET PUBLICATIONS have language books as well.
There are Marathi books by Madhuri Purandare ideal for 3 years+
3H LEARNING HAVE EXCELLENT RESOURCES TO TEACH INDIAN LANGUAGES. Punidha has Hindi and Tamil booksets and highly recommends them. She has shared inside pages + videos in the kbc facbook group.
Beginners Tamil 356 Pages 4 Books 4+ Yrs Kids Worksheets & Copy Writing Practice Legible Pattern Handwriting Pre Written Homework Fine Motor Skill Pencil Control Strokes Tracing Alphabets Words Boxset
Irai Vanakkam – an Ilustrated Tamil Shlokas Board Book for 3 years+
Tamil picture books/board books by Zhagaram publishing house. Sureka has this board book for 1-3 years – Vazhai Ilai Virundhu and has shared the inside pages here in the group as well as a read aloud. Quoting her: “This book introduces numbers and counting based on the theme of Tamil culture of serving different varieties of food on a banana leaf.
It starts with a non-stereotypical household setting where all members of the family come together and prepare food for a banana leaf feast. The delicious dishes that are part of the menu are beautifully illustrated along with introducing numbers.”
K12 TECHNO SERVICES have TRILINGUAL BOOKS as well! Mona Sharma has some in Kannada and she has shared the inside pages in the kbc fb group. They come in different age groups. She says, “they are good 2-5 years if the books are being read aloud to a child. And 7-9 years if they are learning the Indian language in the school as a third language.”
These are budget friendly story books of 12 pages each. Every page has a sentence written in Hindi, English and Kannada. The paper quality is very good for 1 book from each set and rest are medium quality magazines. At least the cover page could have been a little more thicker to add strength to the books considering big size of paperbacks.I would still count these as a hit from usage point of view. My kids can spend good time with babysitter. Elder one has already planned Hindi Kannada learning exchange with aunty. English sentences are bonus for them to understand if they read it right.Kannada exercise books are also available from same publisher that I am planning to order next.
There are some ENGLISH books as well by K12 Techno Services.
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